SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 20, 2019) – Three members of the Western New England University men's lacrosse team have been named to the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Preseason All-New England Team, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Junior midfielder Nick Gamba (East Islip, N.Y.) and junior long-stick midfielder Oskar Djusberg (Abington, Mass.) were recognized as second team selections, while senior faceoff specialist Hunter Cocks (Walden, N.Y.) earned third team honors.
Gamba, the 2018 CCC Offensive Player of the Year, is coming off a breakout sophomore campaign in which he produced 55 points with 33 goals and 22 assists.
Djusberg ranked second on the team last spring with 65 ground balls and third with 21 caused turnovers, while also contributing offensively with six goals and two assists.
Cocks was among the top faceoff specialists in the region, as he went 246-for-384 (.641) and scooped up 152 ground balls on his way to All-CCC second team accolades.
Western New England's three Preseason All-NEILA selections are the most in the CCC, as Endicott received a single nod in defenseman Grant Garrity.
The Golden Bears open their 2018 campaign this Saturday, February 23rd at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.